Many young PhD students and post docs presented their research at the ENCALS meeting 18-20 May 2017 in Ljubljana. The aim of the ENCALS meeting is to allow young researchers for exchange of ideas with peers and with top international investigators. Two poster sessions provided ample opportunity to share new ideas and discuss the exciting developments in the field. Every year the ENCALS award committee selects the best posters with a PhD student as first author for the ENCALS PhD student poster award.
The PhD student poster award winners of the ENCALS meeting 2017 are:
- Ana Štublar & Petra Prunk – University of Ljubljana,
Slovenia – Slovenian version of the Edinburgh
Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS).
- Katarzyna Ciecwierska – Medical University of
Warsaw, Poland – Does wellbeing of patients with
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis depend on their
population of origin?
- Ceren Tunca – Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation,
Turkey – ALS in Turkey: Recent insights from genetic studies.
- Julia Japtok – Universitätsklinikum Dresden,
Germany – Modeling FUS-ALS hallmark neuropathology
using patient-specific iPSCs and iPSC-derived cortical neurons.
- Jik Nijssen- Karolinska institutet, Sweden –
Axonal transcriptome of stem cell-derived motor
neurons in health and ALS
- Elaheh Ekhtiari Bidhendi – Umea University Sweden –
Mutant superoxide dismutase aggregates from human
ALS spinal cord transmit templated aggregation and
fatal ALS disease in mice
Prof. dr. Ammar Al-Chalabi, chair of the award committee congratulated the awardees with their achievement.
[Photo by Boštjan Kastelic]